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Odell Double Pilsner - Odell Brewing Company

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very good

398 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 398
Reviews: 175
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 27
Gots: 22 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Pilsner |  8.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: russpowell on 06-23-2006)
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Eaglefan344, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of Perducci
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Perducci, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of pmoney
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

pmoney, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of beergoot
3.46/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Slightly grainy, slightly vegetable with the aroma. Body appears lightly yellow with a decent, lasting white head and good carbonation. Taste reinforces the aroma with more emphasis on the malt aspects with the added hint of alcohol in the background; pretty bitter at the finish. Medium-bodied with a dry finish.

This is an okay beer for the style but seems rough around the edges with a slightly disagreeable bite all around.

Seems my past experiences have been pretty enjoyable with this beer. Maybe this batch isn't quite up to par (freshness date on bottle is 9/12/13A). This is my second bottle from this four-pack (had the first last night: same overall impression).

beergoot, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of Algebrew
4.11/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Poured a bright, clear golden yellow with a tiny white head that disippated in just a few seconds.

Smell: A grainy biscuit is right on the forefront. From the (lack of) pilsners I've smelled, this has a close to traditional scent. A tad bit of alcohol lingers.

Taste: The beginning was crisp and wheaty; the middle brought out lots of grains and amplified the subtlety of the specific style; the end slowly faded the middle taste into a bit sweeter, maltier sensation.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, rich, carbonated just right.

Overall: I was pretty letdown by the appearance, but there was nothing bad about the drinking process. It fit its style pretty well from what I've tried and did not even notice the high ABV. Odell could (and can) improve on this one, but so far so good.

Algebrew, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of xmorgan
4.95/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

God bless the pilsner makers for they are few in craft beer world
8% Pils that is not sweet and goes down like a session beer.
I had it at The Happy Gnome in St. Paul.

Appearance was good with plenty of lacing
Smell: was down a bit for most pilsner a
Taste, got the pilsner crisp and hop balance nice refreshing mouth feel

I could drink Albright exept the 8% abv

xmorgan, May 28, 2013
Photo of MinorThreat
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

MinorThreat, May 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

koes0024, Apr 19, 2013
Photo of Cyclone8
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Cyclone8, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of CAcker
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

CAcker, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of ZachKelly
4/5  rDev +3.9%

ZachKelly, Jan 28, 2013
Photo of UncleBuccs
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

UncleBuccs, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of Tozac
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Tozac, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of appetiteforparis
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

appetiteforparis, Dec 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Chucker17, Dec 27, 2012
Photo of jbarra101
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

jbarra101, Dec 24, 2012
Photo of sparx1100
4/5  rDev +3.9%

sparx1100, Dec 11, 2012
Photo of Stwinchy
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Stwinchy, Dec 10, 2012
Photo of Seefeldt
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Seefeldt, Nov 08, 2012
Photo of tbone1384
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

tbone1384, Nov 03, 2012
Photo of JamesMN
4.28/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Hazy neon yellow/orange with a one finger foamy white head.

Aroma: Yeast and earthy/grassy hops. Subtle crystal and pilsen malts.

Taste: Really good grain flavors in here. Sweet and spicy (maybe rye malt?). There is also a good hop presence and a hop flavor that makes it uniquely Odell's. Citrus and sweet fruit juice. Really digging this one. Almost drinks like an ale. Don't taste any of that 8.1% ABV.

Mouthfeel: Silky smooth and yet assertive on the palate. Medium bodied but feels much more robust. Highly drinkable.

Final Thoughts: If I was drinking this blind I'd probably think it was lager version of Odell IPA. It has that great hop flavor and juicyness that they pack most of their brews. Would I drink it again? Yes, wish they'd make a sessionable version!

JamesMN, Oct 09, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

hacker1892, Oct 09, 2012
Photo of Knapp85
3.15/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This poured out as a slightly hazy looking yellow color with a strong white head on top. The head retention on this beer is very impressive since its a high abv. The smell of the beer is malty, there are some hints of grass in there as well some hops. The taste of the beer is grainy with a decent sweetness to it, there is also some booze heat in there also. The mouthfeel was a little on the creamy side I thought. The body was medium with a solid amount of carbonation. Overall it's not a bad brew just not as impressive as I was hoping for.

Knapp85, Sep 29, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

SnatchyMcPants, Sep 25, 2012
Photo of silversumo
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

silversumo, Sep 21, 2012
Odell Double Pilsner from Odell Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 398 ratings.